Modern Dance

We helped our New York transplant clients find the perfect property in the Boca Bath & Tennis Club and completed a full remodel of the main house and added a pool house as well. For this project, our second with these owners, we wanted to create a clean, minimalist and open feel so that the outdoors could blend seamlessly with the interiors and become the star—including the zebra sculpture standing outside. We raised sunken floors, lowered and leveled pitched ceilings, squared off angles and added exterior projections to pay homage to a mid-century aesthetic. With the interiors, we favored subtle texture and muted palettes so that each furnishing stood on its own as a display piece. Beyond the more recognizable Eames chair, Noguchi table and Ghost chairs, the home celebrates classic finds that withstand the test of time. We then built a guest house that sits proudly behind the pool and brought a relaxed, beachy vibe to that space. Custom creations abound throughout, including the wall unit in the great room, which houses a living wall and a bust of the owner that was brought back from Ukraine. It’s one of two pieces—the other, a floor sculpture behind the billiards table—that was sculpted of the owner by artists to represent the Ukrainian and Russian dance body, as she is a former ballerina for the Soviet Ballet. Photos by Kris Tamburello